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|Litigation arising from a 1991 strike by Los Angeles employees of Caterair International, which provides catering for commercial
airlines, resulted in a settlement in 2005 that included $4.069
million in backpay, bonuses, and interest for 235.|
One of the NLRB's greatest success stories
is the large number of unfair labor practice
cases that result in settlements. Settlements
can be between the private parties informally
or between the Board and the party that
committed the unfair labor practice. In Board
settlement agreements, the Agency monitors
compliance by the employer
The Agency actively encourages the parties
to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of
the issues at the earliest possible stage of an
unfair labor practice case. Settlements are the
most effective way to improve relationships
between the parties and permit the Agency
to concentrate its limited resources on other
cases by avoiding costly litigation expenses.
During the last ten years, as a result of
settlements, the NLRB has distributed nearly
$430,000,000 to American workers in back
pay for earnings lost as a result of unfair
labor practices committed by employers and
unions. As shown below, some of these
settlements have involved millions of dollars
and thousands of workers. When added to
amounts collected by the Agency as a result of all settlements and compliance with NLRB and court
orders over this ten year period, the NLRB has collected nearly $1,200,000,000.
||Back pay and Other Claims
||Total Number of Employees Receiving
||Year Claim Paid
|Lucent Technologies, Inc. and Avaya, Inc.
|United States Postal Service
|Greyhound Lines, Inc.
|Hubert Distributors, Inc.
|German Motors Corp.
|Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
|Eastown Distributors Company
|Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
|Wells Dairy, Inc.